Senior Web Engineer

  • Tokyo
  • Remote OK - Anywhere in Japan
  • Full-time
  • December 14, 2021
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(Overseas visa sponsorship supported)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Conversational
English: Business Level


We’re a startup company which is based in Shibuya, Tokyo. We’re in expanding phase, so are looking for some full-time web engineers.

Our Service and Product
We’re running WorldShopping which enables Japanese E-Commerce sites to sell their products internationally to foreign customers by only injecting a piece of JavaScript tag into their sites. We’ve supported over 1000+ Japanese EC sites like Fashion, Animaon, Hobby, etc. Delivering wonderful products throughout the world is our pleasure.

Development Team
Development team consists of some full-time and freelancers. Some of us are working at the office but most of engineers are working remotely. Our preferences on development are currently like these.

  • TypeScript
  • React
  • GraphQL
  • Serverless Framework
  • Elasticsearch
  • Salesforce
  • CI/CD (CircleCI)
  • Pair Programming
  • Scrum

We basically speak in English during team meetings and pair programming. Also, tasks are managed in English. But Japanese is spoken during the meetings involving other teams like Sales, Service and etc.


  • Clarifying uncertainness (Ask questions, Breaking down the issue into parts)
  • Curiosity on business growth (Measure and improve)
  • Team Development (Respect other members and work with commitment)
  • Comfortable with modern web technologies e.g. React, TypeScript, Babel, Webpack, Headless browser, Serverless, etc
  • Interests on Japanese culture

You would need to pass coding test or pair programming session with us after 1st interview.


  • Working permit / Visa support
  • Social insurance / Welfare pension insurance, Labor insurance
  • Annual leave
  • Expense: Transportation fee (max 30,000 yen/month), Development tools, Seminars, etc
  • Remote work

Language Levels

  • English: Advanced
  • Japanese: Beginner (N5-N4)

Zig-zag runs “WorldShopping”, a service that enables Japanese E-Commerce sites to sell their products internationally. To start selling to foreign customers, all a company has to do is inject a piece of JavaScript into their site. With support for over 1000 Japanese E-Commerce sites in industries like fashion, animation and hobbies, Zig-zag enjoys helping customers deliver their products all around the world.

Their goal is to make worrying about borders a thing of the past and connect and support buyers and sellers to enable world-wide e-commerce through their service WorldShopping BIZ. By introducing WorldShopping BIZ into their site, Japanese E-Commerce brands can start selling to users in over 125 countries. It’s a way for people anywhere in the world to buy Japanese products safely and securely.

Since its inception, Zig-zag has made major progress in breaking down walls that hampered cross-border E-Commerce. The solutions they’ve built use data and logistics knowhow and their patented technology to fundamentally improve the way purchase of Japanese goods from abroad happens.

zig-zag's policies during COVID-19 are as follows:

  • Zig-zag is working fully remotely.
  • Participation is optional of course, but they do occasionally have in-person events when welcoming new members.
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